petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying
"Doctor before you leave…just tell me one thing." "What’s that?" "My books, the Sherlock Holmes books…do they die out?" "No, Arthur. People love them. They carry on for hundreds of years." "Damnit. God damnit. Fuck."
"You did get their genders, sex, and nature of their relationship wrong - however. Sherlock is an ancient Silurian lizard woman and John’s real name is Jenny. But the rest is true."
“If I’m applying the First Amendment, I have to apply it to a world where there’s an internet, and there’s Facebook. And there are movies like The Social Network, which I couldn’t even understand.”—Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer
“When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.”—A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)
My mom once said to me, “if you ever have car troubles but don’t know what the problem is, don’t take it in to a mechanic because they will try to sell you things you don’t need. Instead park yourself on the side of the highway, pop your hood, and look confused. Some mechanic will pull over to help and he’ll tell you what the problem is for free.” And that’s the day I realized that I could make the patriarchy work for me.
And if you’re lucky, he won’t assault you, hit on you, insult you, or ask for some sort of “special arrangement!”
usually i try to stay out of ~tumblr politics~, but something has become disturbingly apparent to me when it comes to the issues the community of “social justice” individuals actually cares about.
no one is talking about vandalized anne frank books in japan, ukranian jews fearing for their lives, the belgian train where people took over the p.a. and told jews to get off at auschwitz, or the newly captured nazis in england and the public outcry over trying them.
the last one is especially disturbing, given that the news source has taken no steps to address the blatant antisemitism and they approved the messages to be posted on the article.
so why is tumblr so tacit about this?
i think it points to a deeply ingrained societal antisemitism, or a general lack of knowledge when it comes to the trials that comes with being jewish. while racism on a whole has been on the decline, antisemitism has been on the rise in the last decade.
there is a message, here, too. the message tells us that we are not worth defending, we are not worth as much as other oppressed groups, or that we somehow deserve the nasty comments and violence that we endure every day.
tumblr is a community that tries to be accepting and bring social issues to life, unless you’re jewish. we should just ‘get over it’ or stop talking about it, right?
The silence here has felt especially deafening in light of what’s happened in Missouri and Ukraine.